How would you describe the availability and cost of groceries and household supplies relative to your home country?

The same, if a few dollars cheaper. Seasonal produce is much cheaper in Mexico, as are Mexican agricultural products (avocados are everywhere). There is Sam’s Club, Costco, Walmart, and Mexican supermarkets. I think everything can be found, perhaps with some research, but you can also shop in the US at Whole Foods, Albertson’s, Target, Sprouts, Walmart for anything you didn’t want to buy in Mexico. There’s also Amazon, if you need it. - Jun 2019


You can shop in El Paso, or in CDJ. Med advises bleaching your vegetables if from CDJ, and local refrigeration can be iffy, especially in summer. - Feb 2019


Cheaper and you can find everything in either Juarez or El Paso. - Jan 2019


The cost is similar to that of the U.S. You can get pretty much everything here in Juarez. - Jun 2016


Produce in Juarez is good and cheaper than in El Paso. Most other items are cheaper in El Paso. - Apr 2016


Similar to US but cheaper and less variety. Go to El Paso if you want specifics you cannot find in Juarez. - Apr 2016


As mentioned previously I'd say an average grocery run in Juarez costs about 2/3 what it would in the U.S. Linens, durable goods, and electronics are probably cheaper and better quality in the U.S. - Dec 2015


You can get pretty much any food item you would want in Juarez, either at the local grocery or Costco or Sam's club. El Paso offers anything else you would want. There is a traditional grocery chain, target, and Sprouts that people enjoy. - Aug 2015


Mexican stores are fine. I shop in ELP. In Juarez there is Costco, Walmart, Office Depot etc. And of course in ELP too. - Jun 2014


Same as in Texas, or less expensive. - Aug 2013


Most people grocery shop in El Paso, and there are the usual chain restaurants and a couple of boutique health-food stores. - Jun 2013


Everything is available. Produce is often cheaper and of better quality in El Paso. Americans posted to Juarez get privileges at Fort Bliss. - Sep 2012


Acceptable in Mexico and the US (less then D.C.) and really good if you shop at Ft. Bliss. - Feb 2012


Everything’s available in El Paso and many US products are available in Mexico as well. Prices are US prices in El Paso, and similar in Mexico though the tax is higher. - Jul 2011


Most people do their shopping in the US, so it is US prices. - Jun 2011


Soriana, SMart, and Superette are the three main local grocery stores. Government employees may also shop at the Fort Bliss commisary. There is no U.S. product you cannot get, one way or another. - Mar 2009


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